Horse Health Matters®

One Method Does Not Work For All Horses

by Katie Navarra

April 26, 2018 16:18

Learn how to use your particular horse's specific talents as the key for effectively training your horse …

Fitness And Conditioning

Using the Counter Canter To Build Your Horse's Strength

EquiMed Staff

Using the Counter Canter To Build Your Horse's Strength

by EquiMed Staff

April 15, 2017 15:02

The counter canter means the horse is cantering on a circle going left and the rider deliberately makes the horse canter with the right canter lead, so the …

Causes of Horse Related Injuries and How to Prevent Them

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 18:04

Read about the 5 most common causes of horse-related injuries and the 7 keys to good horsemanship that will help prevent these injuries …

Do Homemade Equine Fly Sprays Really Work …

by Katie Navarra

April 20, 2017 10:44

Learn about making your own fly sprays and why it is important to closely monitor your horse when you make changes in the products used on and around equines …

Tip of the Day

The generation interval (average time between generations) of horses is 9-11 years. A master breeder needs multiple generations to create a pool of stock that reliably exhibits a particular characteristic.

Ten Tips to Help Your Horse Spring into Summer - Part 1

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 24, 2017 11:20

Read these timely tips to learn why your horse needs special attention to skin, hoof, and fitness conditions as winter departs, pastures become lush and green, …

Build A French Drain to Improve Barn Drainage

by Katie Navarra

April 27, 2017 13:32

Learn about how to construct a French drain and other solutions to drainage problems if you are plagued with standing water and a muddy barn yard after …

Equine Juvenile Arthritis - Causes and Treatments

by Flossie Sellers

May 2, 2017 14:07

Even young horses can suffer from arthritis. How does a young horse get arthritis? Can it be avoided? How is it treated? If your young horse is stiff or lame, …

Before You Breed Your Horse - Considerations and Concerns

by EquiMed Staff

May 7, 2017 12:18

There are good and bad reasons to breed your horse. EquiMed supports responsible breeding, but we hope to educate breeders to make wise decisions that will …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Cue

Any signal given by a rider to instructions to the horse. Including verbal cues (whoa), leg cues, rein cues and others.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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I go about looking at horses and cattle. They eat grass, make love, work when they have to, bear their young. I am sick with envy of them.

Sherwood Anderson

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